Date Joined: 04/30/04
Pros: cheapest case i ever bought.
Cons: hard drive rack wasn't bolted in. It was just hanging there, broken. The power button and case materials are flimsy.
Overall Review: I shouldn't have the right to complain. What did I expect for so little $? Sending back as damaged.
Pros: 2nd unit. looks great. Pretty quiet. I trust Thermaltake based on their attention to detail after purchasing the media center case listed below in other thoughts.
Cons: the aux 4 pin doesn't fit snug on either an asus or intel mobo. Not a terrible thing, I'm still very satisfied with the build quality otherwise.
Overall Review: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133060.
Pros: looks nice, cable wrap is always a plus.
Cons: nothing really so far
Overall Review: blocks the top case fan on ...
Pros: 2 GB 1066 on the cheap! I wanted to take off another egg, but it does do its job aside from minor flaw (see below).
Cons: Had to adjust in BIOS to get the 1066. The problem is that CPU-Z is a pretty standard tool, and it reads the SPD as 533. Granted, I don't make ram for a living, but I can't imagine it is very hard to have it read the correct speed. This build is the first time I strayed from Corsair in years. It will probably the last. The incorrect SPD is just weak.
Overall Review: Asus P5K, QX6850, 2 GB Corsair, 2 GB OCZ, 150 Raptor, 750 Seagate, 74 Raptor.
Pros: Setting up a rig in the living room, 15 - 20 feet from the router. I was impressed overall with the quality. I am writing this review using this card right now.
Cons: Wires are for suckers. This year I will battle all unnecessary wires in my house, and I will win.
Overall Review: This is my first wireless desktop, and the second one (bedroom) is a few months away, and when I'm ready for the next rig, this card will be in that one too.
Pros: this kit gives a 5.9 vista score.
i guess i'll go with another 2 sticks soon and go for the 4.
Never deviated from Corsair, probably never will.
Cons: none. this is good memory.
Overall Review: x2 5600+ (vista score 5.3)
asus m2n-sli deluxe
raptor 74 gb (vista score 5.7)
seagate 750 gb
2 gb dual channel corsair 800 (vista score 5.9)
bfg 8600 gts (vista score 5.9 desktop / 5.6 gaming)
creative soundblaster x-fi platinum
logitech e5300 5.1
Comments: bought a hp dv1000 with 256 ram in it cuz i knew i was headed right over to newegg to get the gig sticks. i used the computer for about a week before putting one of these babies in. the difference was instant. corsair is always in every build i do, and its making my laptop rock. oh, and any negative reviews you read on this ram is from crazy people, so ignore them. seriously!
Comments: i've been running two of these for a few months now and really couldn't be happier. running one with dvi the other vga.
i love them both, and since i gave my first vp191b praise i thought it would be cool to continue to support a good product by posting a 2nd review for my 2nd vp191b.
spent about a g on the pair, and i have no regrets.
Comments: it took me a month research monitors... (Research included reading reviews from many websites, the new egg reviews, and checking monitors out in the stores) also, i spoke with viewsonic and c/s was helpful in helping me determine the best monitor for my needs.
why I was looking for a new lcd...
my first lcd was an 18" mag. it was kind of dark and no longer fit my needs.
in descending order: im a big movie fan, a writer, a web designer, and a bit of a gamer, so im constantly using my monitor for media assorted tasks.
the basic stuff...
zero dead pixels!
shipping was a little slow this time, but maybe i've just been spoiled. (4 days.)
well packaged, but don't let fedex leave this on your front step, it comes in retail packaging.
the monitor review...
beautiful. bright. im now running in in duel display mode (viewsonic with dvi, mag in vga.) right off the bat, i realize that i need to get another viewsonic, there is just no comparing the two.
the image review...
my video card isn't even all that great and this monitor looks beautiful. windows looks great. test is sharp. dvd's play nicely, picking up a lot of detail that the mag missed. (note: this thing is not a tv, but i find that it's close enough as far as brightness, contrast, viewing angel, and overall image quality is concerned.) let's put it this way, i will use this as my tv, and junk my 30" set that i've been using for years.
yes, there is a little ghosting, but it's not that bad at all. if the minimal amount of ghosting this moniter puts off bothers you, then it is obvious that you do not have a girlfriend.
the physical description...
it looks sexy! i am considering asking it out on a date Friday night to go ice-skating. with its thin edges it looks great next to another monitor. it has the easiest to use adjustable spring loaded (up and down) positioning. plenty of tilt, and you can even tilt right and left. the pivot software is fine as far as i can tell (did not test pivot 100% yet), and it makes reading long documents easy on the eyes.
use the driver disc supplied, i found that the image quality is heightened by installing the proper software, and running the screen in it's native resolution.
1280x1024 - beautiful. professional quality.
1024x768 - still beautiful. really no degradation in image quality.
800x600 - image quality slips, but is still useable (just reminds me of my mag.
if you're trying hard to find the right monitor, you're already looking at it! just click the add to cart button and take a chance. it's pretty classy, and the $xxx is justified.
Comments: this case rocks!
i built my girlfriend's computer in it, thinking that if i didn't like the way it looks, she would be the one stuck with it, not me, but it turns out that the case looks great in her room, and now all of her friends like me.
i might buy one for myself, I'm not sure, but the one thing i do know for sure is that this case can help you score with hot chicks, oh yeah, and it has pleanty of expansion room, runs cool and quiet and all that stuff too.